Dr. Zinia Islam,

- Area expert of molecular and cellular biology, animal physiology, transporter biology, comparative genomics

Associate Professor

Dept. of Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering
Jahangirnagar University
Savar, Dhaka-1342

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Dr. Zinia Islam

Background

Dr. Zinia Islam has been currently working as an Associate Professor, Department of Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering, Jahangirnagar University, Savar, Dhaka, Bangladesh. She successfully completed her MS and PhD  from the department of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Bioscience and Biotechnology, Tokyo Institute of Technology, JAPAN. Then she pursued her post doctoral fellowship at the same department. She received her  B.Sc. in Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering from Khulna University, Bangladesh. She elucidated the mechanism for the identification of renal transporters involved in Ca2+ and Mg2+ excretion.

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    Bakul Akter, Ariful Islam Khan · Subarna Karmaker · Pollob Ghosh · Soma Saha · Shakil Ahmed Polash · Zinia Islam · Satya Ranjan Sarker · Md. Sharif Hossain · Hiroyuki Yasui · Tapan Kumar Saha, Chelation of zinc(II) with poly(γ‑glutamic acid) in aqueous solution: kinetics, binding constant, and its antimicrobial activity, Polymer Bulletin, https://doi.org/10.1007/s00289-020-03165-9 Received: 28 November 2019 / Revised: 2 March 2020 / Accepted: 10 March 2020

  2. 2

    Saiful Islam, Md. Ahsanul Kabir, Md. Faizul Hossain Miraz, Effat Jahan Tamanna, Satya Ranjan Sarker, Zinia Islam, S. M. Jahangir Hossain, Sharif Hossain*, Gautam Kumar Deb* (* Corresponding Author), Investigation of Ovarian Follicular Waves and Major Hormonal Profile in Red Chittagong Cattle, Advances in Bioscience and Biotechnology, 2020, 11, 7- 2.

  3. 3

    Hossain MM, Polash SA, Takikawa M, Shubhra RD, Saha T, Islam Z, Hossain S, Hasan MA, Takeoka S, Sarker SR, Investigation of the Antibacterial Activity and in vivo Cytotoxicity of Biogenic Silver Nanoparticles as Potent Therapeutics, Front Bioeng Biotechnol. 2019 Oct 9;7:239.

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    Razib Datta Shubhra, Shakil Ahmed Polash, Tanushree Saha, Ashraful Hasan, Sharif Hossain, Zinia Islam*, Satya Ranjan Sarker* (* Corresponding Author), Investigation of the Phytoconstituents and Antioxidant Activity of Diospyros malabarica Fruit Extracts, Advances in Bioscience and Biotechnology, 2019, 10, 431-454.

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    Ratna Mondal, Shakil Ahmed Polash, Tanushree Saha, Zinia Islam, Md. Maniruzzaman Sikder, Nuhu Alam, Md. Sharif Hossain*, Satya Ranjan Sarker* (* Corresponding Author), Investigation of the Phytoconstituents and Bioactivity of Various Parts of Wild Type and Cultivated Phyllanthus emblica L., Advances in Bioscience and Biotechnology, 8, 211-227, 2017.

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    Islam Z, Kato A, Romero MF, Hirose S., Identification and apical membrane localization of an electrogenic Na+/Ca2+ exchanger NCX2a likely to be involved in renal Ca2+ excretion by seawater fish, Am. J. Physiol Regul. Integr. Comp. Physiol., 301: R1427–1439, 2011.

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    Islam Z,  Hayashi N, Yamamoto Y, Doi Y, Romero MF, Hirose S, Kato A., Identification and proximal tubular localization of the Mg2+ transporter, Slc41a1, in a seawater fish, Am. J. Physiol Regul. Integr. Comp. Physiol., 305(4): R385-396, 2013

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    Islam Z, Hayashi N, Inoue H, Umezawa T, Kimura Y, Doi H, Romero MF, Hirose S, Kato A.,    Identification and lateral membrane localization of cyclin M3, likely to be involved in renal Mg2+ handling in seawater fish, Am. J. Physiol Regul. Integr. Comp. Physiol., 2014 Sep 1;307(5):R525-37. doi: 10.1152/ajpregu.00032.2014.

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    Kato A, Muro T, Kimura Y, Li S, Islam Z, Ogoshi M, Doi H, Hirose S., `Differential expression of Na+-Cl- cotransporter and Na+-K+-Cl- cotransporter 2 in the distal nephrons of euryhaline and seawater pufferfishes`, J. Physiol. Regul. Integr. Comp. Physiol., 300(2): R284-297, 2011.

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    Umezawa T, Kato A, Ogoshi M, Ookata K, Munakata K, Yamamoto Y, Islam Z, Doi H, Romero MF, Hirose S., O2-Filled Swimbladder Employs Monocarboxylate Transporters for the Generation of O2 by Lactate-Induced Root Effect Hemoglobin, PLoS One, e34579 7(4): Epub 2012.

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    Islam Z, Kato A, Hirose S., Expression analysis of Mg2+ transporters in the kidney of marine and euryhaline puffer fishes, proceeding of FASEB J., 25:1041.5

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    AWARDS & HONORS:

    • Achieved prestigious Deans’s Award, for the research achievement of G-COE program, Tokyo Institute of Technology, JAPAN, 2012
    • Received Award of Excellence for best presentation in Toin International Symposium on Biomedical Engineering 2009, in Yokohama, JAPAN
    • Awarded TAKASE Scholarship Foundation (2007~ 2008), JAPAN
    • Awarded “Global COE (Centers of Excellence) Program” (2008~ 2012), JAPAN
    • Awarded “Honors Scholarship” by JASSO (2009~ 2012), JAPAN

     

    RESEARCH HIGHLIGHTS:

    May, 2012 – October, 2013: Post Doctoral Researcher:, Department of Biological Sciences, Tokyo Institute of Technology, JAPAN.

    • Identification and characterization of membrane transporters 

    October, 2008 – March, 2012: Doctor of Science (PhD), Department of Biological Sciences, Tokyo Institute of Technology, JAPAN.

    • Molecular mechanism of Ca2+ and Mg2+ homeostasis
    • Identification of genes (NCX2a, Slc41a1, and ACDP) involved in Ca2+ and Mg2+ exchange in kidney.

    2006-2008: Master of Science (Master), Department of Biological Sciences, Tokyo Institute of Technology, JAPAN.

    • A novel function of Blood coagulation Factor XIII: protein disulfide isomerase

    1998-2003: Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.): Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering, Khulna University, Bangladesh. Bachelor thesis title: Prevalence of Treponema pallidum among transport workers of Khulna region. Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering Discipline, Khulna University, BANGLADESH.

Conference paper View All

  1. Islam Z, Kato A, Hirose S., Expression analysis of Mg2+ transporters in the kidney of marine and euryhaline puffer fishes, Experimental Biology April 9-13, 2011, Washington DC, U.S.
  2. Islam Z, Kato A, Hirose S., Expression analysis of Mg2+ transporters in the kidney of marine and euryhaline puffer fishes, The 5th TOIN International Symposium on Biomedical Engineering , 6th November 2010, Yokohama, Japan.
  3. Islam Z, Kato A, Hirose S., Identification of kidney magnesium transporters in marine teleost fish, The 4th TOIN International Symposium on Biomedical Engineering, 30th October 2009, Yokohama, Japan.
  4. Islam Z, Tomioka R, Takakuwa S, Kaetsu H, Funatsu A, And Saito Y., A novel function of Blood coagulation Factor XIII: protein disulfide isomerase, The 3rd Scientific Meeting of the Asian Society for Vascular Biology, 4-5th August 2008 Singapore.